Horizon milk is an excellent source of calcium, which helps support strong bones and teeth.1aMost people between the ages of 2 and 19 don’t get the recommended daily amount of calcium.1b
The protein in dairy milk is a complete protein—providing all the essential amino acids at optimal levels. Protein supports strong muscles,2aand milk is the number-one source of protein for kids ages 2–18.2b
Milk delivers a good source of vitamin D, and it’s one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D3— a critical nutrient that helps our bodies absorb calcium.4Back in 2008, The American Academy of Pediatrics doubled its recommended daily intake of vitamin D from 200 IU to 400 IU for all infants, children and adolescents.5Still, on average, people between the ages of 2 and 70 get only 1/3 of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D.6
Milk is an excellent source of vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, and vitamin B12. Flavored milk is a nutritious option for kids. Horizon makes organic vanilla, strawberry and chocolate milk boxes, which are perfect for the lunchbox and kids on the go.